Shriners hospital offers screening for children

October 23, 2013

GREENVILLE — The Greenville Shriners Hospital will hold a free orthopaedic screening from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 26 for children under age 18.

The screening will help identify children in the area who can benefit from the expert care provided at Shriners Hospitals for Children. The screenings will take place at the Greenville Shriners Hospital t 950 West Faris Road in Greenville.

Children who have an orthopaedic injury or disease involving the bones, joints, and muscles will receive a free evaluation. A clinician will screen for conditions such as scoliosis, clubfeet, spina bifida, leg length discrepancy, cerebral palsy, difficulties that resulted from sports injuries, etc.

A child needing further treatment might be referred to Shriners Hospitals for Children-Greenville where they will receive all care regardless of the patient’s ability to pay.

Also, all children are invited to participate in the FBI Child ID program. Packets will be distributed for parents to fingerprint their children and fill out other identifying information about them. This information is critical in the event their child is involved in a disaster, foul play, or runaway situation.

Greenville serves children from South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Alabama, and throughout the world. The hospital is a 50 bed pediatric orthopaedic hospital and has two operating rooms and 17 outpatient exam rooms, and a completely handicap accessible playground.